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Offline Fabius

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Is it real or is it...?
« on: September 24, 2016, 08:52:26 PM »
I thought this was real until I saw the back. Never seen a back where the porcelain didn't cover most of the back. This back is weird looking with the exposed areas.

First and second photos are the suspect sign. The third is a known good one in y collection. I'm not where my sign is so I can't post a back pick of the good one. Notice that on the suspect sign hole on the right is slightly different position.

What do you think?
« Last Edit: September 24, 2016, 09:00:59 PM by Fabius »
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Re: Is it real or is it...?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2016, 08:57:02 PM »
Looks like a factory defect to me-the blue from the rim bleding over onto the back. The porcelain looks real albeit incomplete.
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Re: Is it real or is it...?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2016, 08:58:46 PM »
First and second photos are the suspect sign. The third is a known good one in y collection.

So "Wisconsin" is normally "bolder" than "Telephone Company"?

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Re: Is it real or is it...?
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2016, 07:53:02 PM »
I did not notice that.  In one picture it looks normal.
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Re: Is it real or is it...?
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2016, 08:47:26 PM »
So "Wisconsin" is normally "bolder" than "Telephone Company"?

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Jack

The two signs have the same boldness in the Wisconsin lettering. I've senn that before on other sings and advertising.
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Re: Is it real or is it...?
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2016, 09:45:14 PM »
I've worked in porcelained copper and wonder how they deposited the material so precisely to form the sign's design?  Was it deposited as a liquid or paste, or was it deposited as a dry granular material as I used?  I've never seen any pictures of the processes in making such signs. 
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Re: Is it real or is it...?
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2016, 09:50:57 PM »
I think they  use a stencil and blue porcelain powder over a white "blank".
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